A nurturing environment is what stands out to me about St. John the Baptist. In 2008, when I took my first teaching job at SJB, I found a welcoming and supportive community. Parents donated supplies and gave both encouragement and time, even coming in to wash desks when I was overwhelmed. Colleagues not only sheltered and mentored me, but also challenged me to grow. Even though I am not Catholic, families and staff opened their arms and hearts to teach and include me in the Catholic faith traditions that are the heart of this school and parish. I never felt like an outsider, but a valued partner and companion in building a faith community. The school has changed through the years, but the thing that remains constant is a loving community of leaders, teachers, families and parishioners. I’m thankful to be part of this SJB family whose commitment to faith, Christian service and learning provides the foundation for our school.
Vice Principal / Spanish